Short-leaf Daisy-bush
Ellura
Short-leaf Daisy-bush
Seed Pods
 
    
Short-leaf Daisy-bush (Olearia brachyphylla)Class: Plant (Plantae) - Shrubs & Bushes
Order: Asterales
Family: Daisy (Asteraceae)
Species: Short-leaf Daisy-bush (Olearia brachyphylla)
This Photo:     Compared to O.+pimeleoides

EXTRA - Photo Specific Information:
Thank you to Aimee Linke, at Mid Murray Lap, for providing this O. pimeleoides sample to take to Ellura and compare against the O. brachyphylla
To be clear, the O. pimeleoides is on the left.
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
Small white flower with 8 petals. Buds are green & white with red highlights.
Leaves are very small and felted underneath.
Stems are soft and pale green when new, hardening to grey wood with age.
A low dense bush, which blends into the background until it flowers, when it stands out like a beacon.

Copyright © 2014- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 17-Jan-2014
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)